From Chaos to Calm…

We are in a phase of chaotic excitement at the moment.  I think that’s an oxymoron, but the point is…a grand adventure awaits and there is a lot to do before it arrives.  As we prepare to move our life from Seattle, Washington to Copenhagen, Denmark, we are slowly (but surely) crossing-off a long list of  to-do’s.   Sell many of our possessions (check), get the house ready to show (check), submit Visa applications (check), renew passports (check), and pack, pack, pack (never-ending!)  Back in February, I could not wait to finally be in this phase.  Now that it’s here, I just want it to pass by as smoothly as possible and to arrive at the next step with our sanity (and excitement) still in tact.

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Today helped.  Somehow, today – in the middle of the chaos – as strangers walked through our current home and imagined themselves living there, we snuck in an unexpected moment of calm.  There is something about the ocean…

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Something about driftwood and brisk, salty air…

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Something about a little girl in a princess dress and tiara, digging in the sand…

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that makes you forget about the to-do list.  Makes you thankful for this moment and hopeful for many more like them.

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